Throughout its almost eight decades-long histories, Ray-Ban has been pushing boundaries in both eyewear engineering and pop culture. From presidents to rock and movie stars, from artists to runway models, Ray-Ban has proven indispensable for cultural icons of every generation.
Ray-Ban Aviator is the most iconic sunglass model in history. First Aviators were designed in 1937 for US Air Force pilots, but it was in 1942 when they became a phenomenon. Photographs of General Douglas MacArthur landing on the beach in the Philippines wearing Aviators were featured on the front pages of newspapers all around the world. Ever since, Aviator is omnipresent. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr wore them during the Beatles frenzy, Freddie Mercury has them on the album cover for Mr. Bad Guy and Tom Cruise wore Aviators in almost every scene of Top Gun.
The material used for the frame is corrosion-resistant metal, which makes it virtually indestructible. The lenses are engineered to block 100% of harmful UV rays.